Published: March 25, 2019
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By: Joshua Horita, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Film & Television
I worked as a grip for Eutha-Nation. I worked on the shoot from Friday March 22nd to wrap on Sunday March 24th. My job was to set up lights, stands, camera rigs, and shape lighting. The shoot was in Skokie the first three days and on the final day in West side Chicago. The first day I worked outside all day, it was chilly and very labor intensive. We had to set up a 12x12 flat and work in a cramped backyard. The second day was much more easier, we shot inside the house and had to rig up a dana dolly, an HMI light outside the house and flags for blocking. The final day we shot inside a bar and then in a grocery store parking lot from 7 to 12. There was a light drizzle and extremely chilly. We had to rig stingers around the store front to plug into an outlet, set up a dolly, and set up a light with gels.